Richard “TJ” Freije

Richard “TJ” Freije, CAI is a third generation auctioneer. TJ graduated from the Indiana Appraisal School in 1998 and Midway Auction School in 1999. He currently works 250-300 auctions annually and is the principal auctioneer for his family owned company, Freije & Freije Auctions and Marketing LLC. TJ and his family work together to conduct Real Estate, Benefit and high-end personal property auctions on a monthly basis at their facility.

TJ is also a contract auctioneer for the largest auction firms in the world, such as Manheim Auto Auctions, Adesa Auto Auction, National Powersports Auctions, Auction Broadcast Company and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions to name a few. TJ is licensed in multiple states and is a member of several state associations. He is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association and a 2013 graduate of Certified Auctioneers Institute.

Freije is the current president of the World Automobile Auctioneer Professional Association and a past board member of the Indiana Auctioneers Association. TJ is the reigning World Automobile Auctioneer Team Champion and is the Reserve Champion in the International Auctioneers Championship. He resides on the family farm in Clayton, Indiana with his wife Jodi and two children Tyce (13) and Kylie (10). He and his family are members of Hazelwood Christian Church.